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Dealing With Social Media Maleficents

Do you remember seeing Sleeping Beauty when you were a kid? The whole problem started because they didn’t invite Maleficent to the party. She got offended it just made everything worse. Everything I know about party planning I learned from that movie. Really? Yes, really. I think we all know a Maleficent or two in our lives: that one “friend” that nobody seems to like but always seems to be there. I have one in my life: she is a back-stabbing, two-faced mega-jerk that has somehow managed to make herself an inexorable part of my friend circle, like a tumor that’s grown too big to operate on.

Do you remember seeing Sleeping Beauty when you were a kid? The whole problem started because they didn’t invite Maleficent to the party. She got offended it just made everything worse. Everything I know about party planning I learned from that movie. Really? Yes, really. I think we all know a Maleficent or two in our lives: that one “friend” that nobody seems to like but always seems to be there. I have one in my life: she is a back-stabbing, two-faced mega-jerk that has somehow managed to make herself an inexorable part of my friend circle, like a tumor that’s grown too big to operate on. She’s nasty. She’s spiteful. She’s Maleficent. In days of yore (we all remember yore) we were able to conveniently “forget” to call the Maleficents in our lives. But that never worked; they would often find out, show up at the party anyway, and just make everything worse. But social media has ruined this luxury; it’s de rigueur to turn event party into a Facebook event, which means Maleficent is going to see it and see that they weren’t invited. A private event won’t help matters; some friend always writes on your wall about whether they should bring plates or cups and the jig is up. Learning from Sleeping Beauty I have decided to suck it up. At my last party I made certain to invite Maleficent first. I was determined to be polite, friendly, and accommodating to her for the whole party, in order to minimize any possible scandal. And, it was a pleasant affair with minimal fallout (after the party she came to her own conclusion that I was furious with all my other friends for their “rude” behavior and decided, without consulting me, to yell on them on my behalf. But, so it goes). Now, there are those who call me dishonest for inviting somebody I don’t like to my party. Some might even say that I am the two-faced one for doing it. One of my friends, for example, is throwing a party and has explicitly decided NOT to invite Maleficent to his party. He has decided to be honest and tell her that she’s not wanted and that he is tired of her trying to bully him. I personally think this is just going to make problems worse. What do you think about it? How do you handle inviting people when you know somebody you don’t want will be there?

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